Wheat export

Exemption application

On 28 March 2019, T-Ports provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility, which is currently being developed at Lucky Bay on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

Exemption application

On 29 November 2018, GrainCorp provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at the Port of Portland in Victoria.

Bulk grain ports monitoring highlights access issues

The ACCC’s annual Bulk grain ports monitoring report has highlighted continuing concerns being expressed by growers and exporters about access to Australia’s bulk grain export supply chains, both at port and upcountry.

Three companies (CBH, Viterra and Graincorp) are responsible for operating most of Australia’s grain export port terminal facilities, and associated grain storage and logistic systems. They are also major grain exporters, as well as providing essential services and port access to their exporter competitors.

Exemption application

On 17 June 2018 Riordan Grain Services provided a submission in support of exempt provider status for its operation at Port of Portland in Victoria. The ACCC sought additional information from Riordan Grain Services and a revised application was lodged on 4 October 2018. On 28 July 2017 the ACCC released a final determination granting exempt service provider status to Riordan Grain Services in relation to its port terminal facility at Berth 3, Laschelles Wharf, Port of Geelong. On 30 January 2018 Riordan Grain Services submitted that it was moving its mobile ship loader from Corio Quay North, Geelong to Lascelles Wharf Geelong.